Seagram heiress admits guilt in Nxivm ‘sex cult’

Clare Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram drinks fortune, has pleaded guilty to her role in the alleged sex cult Nxivm. Bronfman’s father was Edgar Bronfman, the former president of Canadian distiller Seagram Company, which developed some of the world’s most famous spirits brands including Chivas Regal Scotch and Captain Morgan rum. According to the BBC, Bronfman, a former equestrian, was a “high-ranking member” of Nxivm and sat on its executive board. She has been accused…

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UK govt approves Vijay Mallya extradition to India

The controversial former chairman of United Spirits, Vijay Mallya, is fighting extradition from the UK after home secretary Sajid Javid signed the order for his return to India to face allegations of £1 billion (US$1.3bn) fraud. Mallya, who is also the former chairman of Kingfisher Airlines and ex-owner of the Force India Formula One team, left India in 2016 after allegedly defaulting on debts of more than £1 billion, most of which was associated with…

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